Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

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Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by EnigmaViruz » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:28 am

Hi all,

Just wondering if it is ok to substitute Fluorescent lamp with LED lights? LED is more energy saving and pretty bright as well.

Anyone tried this method?

Thanks

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Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by Grey » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:33 am

LEDs can certainly be used instead of fluorescent lighting. There are various discussions about them across the forums and Steve started up a topic regarding them here that may contain some awesome info for you:

led-grow-lights-t8359.html

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Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by EnigmaViruz » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:37 am

Oops, sorry, I was looking in the wrong forum therefore posting in the wrong place. Thanks for pointing me out.

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Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by Dionae » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:10 pm

I use a LED with one of my cephs with no problem. Only downside to LEDs is light penetration. You have to have plants very close to the LEDs.

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Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by SnapSnapIOM » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:56 pm

You can keep LED's just has high as any grow light it all depends on the watt your putting out

In fact i have read that LED's grow lights around the 300watt range can go to 3ft-6ft from your plants and cover 10sq foot
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Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

by jht-union » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:06 am

I have the LED grow panel 45, i didn't have flouresent lights before, but led lights are starting to turn my plants red :D. The cost of one individual light is some 140, but definitely buy the 45 led panels. :)
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